The best candidate for my 3rd great grandfather Juan Jose Garcia appears to have:
- been born in the New Mexico Territory in 1830
- been married to either Juana Ma Garcia or Maria Juana Garcia (thought to be same person)
- had two children:
- Marcos Garcia (my 2nd great grandfather)
- Antonia Garcia
I cannot confirm that Juan Jose Garcia is the correct name, that's the name that was found by my relatives over 10 years ago and it is where the line has stopped since. We don't have parents names, but we know this person, Juan if that name is correct, had at least two children Marcos Garcia, who is my great great grandfather, and Antonia Garcia who until recently was unknown to us. The only official record I can find to corroborate this is a census record from 1880 here but unfortunately this record only confirms the Mother's name.
My real problem is finding Juan Jose Garcia's Parents. I need to confirm that this is his name so I can make sure I'm searching correctly. But even if I do confirm that, how can I find parents with nothing to go on but an approximate year of birth and a name as common as Juan Jose Garcia?